News, Publications & Events

Severson & Werson is proud to have sponsored the CCFL - Conference on Consumer Finance Law's Spring Conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, IL on May 30-31. 2019. Members Rhonda L. Nelson, Mark Lonergan, and Scott J. Hyman, were on panels discussing Trying a Consumer Case, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Class Action developments respectively.… Read More

Member Eryk Gettell will be speaking at the America's Claims Executive Leadership Forum & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 24, 2019. His panel is Consider your Options: Avoiding Litigation with Mediation. The other speakers on the panel are Ikram Addus (Director of Property Claims at Union Standard Insurance Group) and Cassandra S. Franklin of JAMS.   Contact Eryk… Read More

On May 16, Construction Group Leader David Ericksen was the opening speaker for the Society of Design Administrators annual meeting  known as the EDSymposium in Spokane, Washington.  Mr. Ericksen’s requested topic was entitled “’Everything’ You Need to Know About Design Professional Agreements.”  Mr. Ericksen then also moderated a 90 minute panel of industry experts addressing project communication challenges and solutions.… Read More

Date and Time: Thursday, May 9, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT Location: Online webinar Please join Scott Hyman, Member at Severson and Werson, and BPM’s David Trepp as they lead a two-part webinar on cybersecurity incident avoidance and response. Scott, a practicing attorney who is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, will lead the first half of the… Read More

Please join us in congratulating Genevieve Walser-Jolly, our new Member-in-Charge of S&W’s Orange County Office.  She will present on the new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 at NRMLA’s Western Regional Meeting on March 25 in Huntington Beach, CA and at the ABA 2019 Spring Business Law meeting in Vancouver, BC on March 27. https://www.nrmlaonline.org/ Read More

California MBA Regional Networking Series Presents: San Francisco After Hours - A FREE Networking Event for Bay Area Real Estate Professionals. Date and Time: March 21, 2019, 5-7pm Location: Severson & Werson's San Francisco Office Click here to access the registration form.   Please feel free to contact Jarlath Curran at jmc@severson.com or Reeti Jaiswal at rj@severson.com if you have… Read More

Under both the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), before obtaining a credit report on a job applicant, an employer must first give the applicant a “clear and conspicuous” written disclosure in a document consisting “solely” of the disclosure that the employer may obtain a credit report. Though the two laws’ requirements… Read More

View the SW Winter 2019 Newsletter Since its founding over 70 years ago, Severson & Werson has gained a reputation for providing specialized advice, legal services, and expertise to financial institution clients. The services we provide run the gamut from litigation to regulatory matters to client counseling, legislative affairs, and formulating and implementing nationwide strategies for consumer class action defense. The… Read More

Severson & Werson is proud to have co-sponsored the inaugural Women in Consumer Finance event, December 10-12 in Baltimore, MD. Member Kristin Walker-Probst spoke and Member Mary Kate Sullivan attended this inaugural and the first-ever event focusing on Women in Leadership in the industry. The event was full of inspiring women, practical advice and relationship-based networking. For more information, click here.… Read More

Master service agreements for design and construction professionals are bad for business – for lawyers!  For the design professional, construction manager, or other construction professional, master service agreements are almost always a great business opportunity and an even better risk management tool. The Severson & Werson Construction Group explored multiple and overlapping reasons for this along with "Knowing Your Limitations: A… Read More

On November 15, 2018, Kalama M. Lui-Kwan delivered a presentation to the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the California Lawyers' Association's Business Law Section.  Mr. Lui-Kwan's presentation, "The 2018 Financial Services Landscape: Regulatory and Legislative Developments," provided an overview of the OCC's FinTech Charter, key legislation pending before the U.S. House of Representative's Financial Services Committee and the U.S. Senate's… Read More

On November 7, 2018, Severson & Werson co-sponsored the Women, Diversity & Change Summit in San Francisco, California. Members Kristin Walker-Probst and Mary Kate Sullivan attended and moderated a panel on Unconscious Bias and Discrimination and Succeeding in Male-Dominant Environments respectively.   For more information, click here. Read More

On November 5, 2018, Elizabeth Holt Andrews and Andrew W. Noble presented an MCLE titled “2018 Banking & Financial Services Appellate Roundup” to the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association monthly luncheon, which sparked a lively discussion with many questions and comments from the audience. They provided an overview of this year's most important appellate decisions in the banking and financial… Read More

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